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A pyro talks briefly of addiction

December 16, 2012
By Emerson BRONZE, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Emerson BRONZE, Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"If you wanna live big, Do it"

Sometimes, I’ll be aflame
And people will think I’m smoking
The muscles in my arms melting
Dripping down into my legs

But I’m not proud of this
This, sensation
Let in like the fib you told tomorrow
Like that cat hungry at your door
Waiting, just waiting
For you to get the mail

And yet who knew that when the birds fly south
They bring their problems with them?
A bird to call her mate, which
Sounds like water, which I need.
But, don’t you see?
These lungs I’ve grown black?
The bones in my body are bending towards
A lake, I will only dream of.

The author's comments:
Everything inspired this. From the worst of addictions to the ticks everybody has. I hope we can all take something from this

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on Jan. 1 2013 at 3:59 pm
Sparkle1pops PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
- Oscar Wilde

Hey! I like how you wrote this so that everyone can get something from it. You did vry well with imagery in this poem.